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EMC news - A Grade 4 class at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School has turned into entrepreneurs. Thanks to a project with the Learning Partnership – an organization that promotes public education – the students are developing a hiring guide to help Barrhaven businesses connect with qualified employees. Teacher Carol-Anne Aubrey said students met with more than 30 business managers from Feb. 1 to 20 in order to find out what qualities they were looking for in employees. Students would volunteer to visit business in groups of two or three and ask managers what tools they use when hiring. The goal of the project with the partnership was to find something that helps out the community. Aubrey said students did research to determine where their efforts would be best suited. “They talked to a lot of people in the community in the early stages of the project,” Aubrey said. See PROJECT, page 3

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Singing the Meadowlands blues Students at Meadowlands Public School enjoyed a week-long series of blues concerts earlier this month as part of the Blues in the Schools program, the brainchild of the Ottawa Bluesfest. Grade 6 students worked with professional musicians for an hour each day, and on March 8, they performed with JW Jones and Laura Greenberg. From left are Justin McDonell-Barresi, Scott Henderson, Connor Chartier, Tommy Hamilton, Liam Pritchard, Maggie Brownrigg, Justice Tysick and JW Jones.

Family looks to community for gift of sight Jennifer McIntosh jennifer.mcintosh@metroland.com

EMC news - The only thing standing between Emma-Rose Gibson and the world around her is a $10,000 pair of glasses. The eight-year-old was diagnosed with Demorsier Syndrome when she was two months old. Her mother, Jennifer-Anne, said she was told that Emma-Rose would never be able to see, smile, or show her emotions. “It was completely devastating to hear,” Jennifer-Anne said. “There were a lot of questions.” R0011970715

By the time she was two, JenniferAnne and her husband, Justin noticed that Emma-Rose could track some shapes with her eyes. “It took several trips to Sick Kids (hospital in Toronto) to get a surgeon to say she actually could see,” Jennifer-Anne said. Since then, Emma-Rose has had surgery to straighten out her eyes and deal with the optic nerve hypoplasia that gives her 20:400 eyesight. Normal is considered 20:20. To see her school work, she has to keep her face roughly three centimeters away from the page.

That hasn’t stopped the vivacious Grade 3 student from enjoying life. Her mother describes her as happy and playful. She loves music and plays the piano. She wants to host a fundraiser concert and sing for CHEO – the hospital that helped fix her eyes. “She’s incredible,” Jennifer-Anne said. In January, the family came across a company called eSight Eyewear that makes special, high-tech goggles that zoom in on objects. They would change Emma-Rose’s eyesight to 20:30. See BOWL, page 2

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Community input is extremely important to the C EMC news - A grassroots of Ottawa, and is one area that I am particula fundraising effort started by 14 students in Algonquin College’s passionate about as what I strive for everyd police foundations program has is to ensure the residents of Barrhaven and t netted $38,000. The college’s Spread the Net residents of Ottawa are engaged and aware campaign – which started on what is happening in their community. A gre Jan. 7 – with the intent of raising success story of community input is Mulligan Pa $15,000 to purchase mosquito to save lives in Africa. Mulligan Park is a great place for parents to br netsDavide Carlucci, the student their children to get exercise, enjoy company chairman of the fundraising friends and neighbours, and take pleasure in t campaign, said he was always the college would be able life that one can have by living in the Suburbs sure to smash the original goal. like all community spaces, it’s what one could c “One $10 bed net can protect the heart of the community. This is why Christ a family of five from malaria for five years,â€? Carlucci said. Lavigne, a mother and resident of the surround “I’m so happy with the work area around Mulligan Park, contacted the City the school community did to get SUBMITTED Davide Carlucci, far right, says the $38,000 raised for Algonquin College’s Spread the Net camtogether and raise the money. July 2011 regarding play equipment replacement We got an incredible amount of paign was made possible by the enthusiastic students. The college announced the $38,000 Mulligan Park. After her request was taken and st support from the students and total on March 5. agreed, 2012 funds were approved to replace t the administration.â€? existing play equipment to ensure that the childr The college, including presi- a-thon fundraiser and pledge T-shirts, 7,000 lollipops, a din- paign will have the Rick Mercer dent Kent MacDonald, revealed drive on Jan. 31. ner and silent auction as well as Report filmed on campus. The had an enjoyable time at the park. Later, in Aug the fundraising total on March Hundreds of students and 30 online and cash donations. results of that contest weren’t teams participated in the Spread The campaign was part of a available before the Nepean2012, City staff met with Christine, along with two 5. my ward ofďŹ ce staff members, to discuss the p A team of 12 students from the Net walk-a-thon, including student challenge from CBC Barrhaven News went to press. the victimology program were the students association, teams TV’s Rick Mercer. The schools “We will be pleased if the structure replacement project. After this meetin given tickets to an upcoming from the Perth and Pembroke that raised the most money in Rick Mercer Report is filmed Christine took on the community consultation lea Billy Talent concert – for rais- campuses and student services. the categories for elementary, here, but I either way I am more than $3,000 for the Some of the $38,000 total high school and post second- thrilled with how the campaign She met with the community and provided the C ing college’s Spread the Net walk- raised was through the sale of ary for the Spread the Net cam- turned out,â€? Carlucci said. a list of priority play components, which focus primarily on equipment for children ages 2 to years-old.

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By residents providing the City with a list of prio play components, it allowed the City to know wh exactly the community believes is best for th children. In November 2012, a Request for Proposals list community priority play elements was forwarded playground equipment manufacturers. In Decemb the Request for Proposals was reviewed by team including a rep from supply branch, des and construction, recreation planning and faci development, along with Christine representing t community. Based on the evaluation process, t contract was awarded to Henderson Recreat Equipment in February 2013. The colours for t play equipment were selected by the commun as one last step to ensure the community wo be satisďŹ ed with the structure they would receiving. Finally, I am pleased to announce the construct for the new play equipment will start in May, w the project completion by June 2013 (weath pending). The new equipment includes multip slides, monkey bars, climbing walls, several swin (including a tire swing) and a smaller todd structure. What adds to the excitement is t lifecycle playground design allows for a poten future water play area, which is proposed to located where the existing toddler structure is. T existing structure will remain as is for now; howev we hope the children can one day enjoy the fun cooling off in a splash pad. 2

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“Several residents talked about issues like traffic. Students can’t do much about that. They also talked about seniors being lonely, which we intend to do something about that at a later date.� But the difficulty finding and keeping qualified staff in the suburb was something that Aubrey said her class felt they could help with. “They had a questionnaire and would ask if they (those doing the hiring) used social media or other similar tools,� Aubrey said. If the group visiting the business happened to miss the manager they would leave a link to a Google document so the questionnaire could be answered online. They even enlisted the help of Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod, who has promised to make a statement about the project in the provincial legislature before the guide’s launch in April. Gordon Ferguson, an executive at Canada Post who works with the Learning Partnership has been visiting the class once a week to talk to students about making their project a success. He said 240 schools across the country are currently participating in similar projects that help students

to learn the value of things like project management and presentation. He said getting students thinking about the practical use of their skills as early as possible helps to open their minds to potential career opportunities. “Students learn that even the kids that launder and fold clothes for a sale are just as important as the people who prepare the presentation and go out in the community to fundraise,� Ferguson said. Ferguson said the project in Barrhaven is needed because retailers can lose students or recent grads to other parts of the city. “I talked to a Starbucks manager who has gone through five employees since January,� he said. “If you look at hiring practices and address things like goals and transportation issues then you have someone who really wants to work for you and will stick around.� The project will culminate in a hiring guide, which will be available for purchase to Barrhaven businesses and people looking for work. The proceeds will go to Big Brothers, Big Sisters. Aubrey said the students interviewed several charities before deciding on the recipient of the hiring guide’s proceeds. “The representative said he

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More than 800 police officers from across the country including Ottawa police chief Charles Bordeleau, centre, march down Sussex Street on March 9 for the funeral of slain officer Steve Déry who many remembered as a role model and hero.

EMC news – A somber mood fell over Ottawa as more than 800 police officers from across Canada gathered at Notre Dame Cathedral March 9 to mourn the death of Const. Steve Déry. Déry, a police officer who grew up in Orléans, attending Garneau high school, had his life and career cut short abruptly on March 2 when he was shot while on duty in Kuujjuaq, northen Quebec. The 27-year-old officer was working with the Kativik Regional Police Service about 1,400 kilometres north of Montreal, where he was shot when he and his partner responded to a domestic violence call in the community. A letter from Déry’s father Gilles, read by a friend, described his son as a “hero and a great police officer.” “I’m so proud to have had you as a son. I will think of you until we meet again,” Gilles wrote.

His death touched close to home for many in Orléans, who remembered Déry from his hockey and lacrosse days as a teenager, and his early days growing up in Rockland. Mixed with the sadness and sense of loss, Kativik’s police chief, Aileen MacKinnon, told the gathering how she was the last person to say goodbye to Steve in the hospital before he died. “I lost one of my boys,” she said.

Déry’s brother Benoit described him as a definition of a perfect brother and best friend. “I was always so damn proud to call him my brother,” said Benoit. All I can say Steve – is thank and I love you brother.” Other speakers included Déry s best friend Greg Désirier. “We were inseparable and I can’t think of my best memories without thinking of Steve,” said Désirier. “He was my go to guy, best friend and a brother I never had.” Déry had been a member of the Kativik Regional Police

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Entrepreneur selected as a Business Woman of the Year finalist Jennifer McIntosh jennifer.mcintosh@metroland.com

EMC news - Rebecca Page, founder of Concierge Home Services, moved from the audience to the stage this year at the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Business Networkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Businesswomen of the Year gala. The womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s network for entrepreneurs honours women who excel in their chosen business every year. This year the gala was held March 5 at Sala San Marco on Preston Street. Page was selected as a ďŹ nalist in the entrepreneur category. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I used to be on the board of the WBN, so it was a switch to be up on stage,â&#x20AC;? Page said. She said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to recognize women who succeed in the business world because they face challenges their male counterparts donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The woman is really the centre of the household, still,â&#x20AC;? Page said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So, a woman who succeeds in the business world really has two fulltime jobs.â&#x20AC;? Page described the school pickups, homework and dinner

prep as her â&#x20AC;&#x153;three-shift day,â&#x20AC;? where she works a full day at the ofďŹ ce, then comes home, makes dinner and then eeks out time after the little one in is bed to check emails. Her business is about helping her customers ďŹ nd the time.

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a one-stop shop system for home cleaning, pet sitting and home checks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We do everything from the regular house cleaning to duct cleaning or pet sitting,â&#x20AC;? Page said, adding Michelle Hamelin, the owner of the Barrhaven franchise was nominated for Best Home-Based Business Award at the Greater Nepean Chamber of Commerceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual awards gala last fall. The business started out of an unďŹ nished corner of Pageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

basement, where she took calls in between watching her toddler daughter playing nearby. It has grown to their location on Bank Street with 17 employees and another four working out of the franchise location in Barrhaven. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a bit like watching your baby grow up,â&#x20AC;? Page said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;First it was hiring the ďŹ rst employee, and then it was the franchises. Now I hardly deal with clients directly at all. It was tough to let go sometimes, but great to see things growing.â&#x20AC;? Page said organizations like the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Business Network provide positive role models for young women and help them to consider something other than â&#x20AC;&#x153;catching the right guy and having babies.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even the school system focuses on getting a job. No one really presents young women with the idea of starting their own business,â&#x20AC;? Page said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not for everyone, but it should be presented as a viable option.â&#x20AC;? For a full list of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ nalists, visit www.womensbusinessnetwork.ca.

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EMC news - A group of health and safety officials is warning Ottawa residents to stay away from the ice as the warm weather approaches. Gillian Baker of the Canadian Red Cross Society spoke about water safety and drowning prevention tips at New Edinburgh Park on March 4. The warning comes from the Ottawa Drowning Prevention Coalition, which includes organizations such as Ottawa police, Ottawa Public Health and the Ottawa Paramedic Services. The group warned residents that as the weather warms up, Ottawa’s rivers become dangerous. “This thaw makes our waterways extremely dangerous,” Baker said. Last year, she added, two people died from falling through the ice in the spring and emergency services responded to more than 78 ice and waterway-related calls. “It can take but only a second,” Baker said of falling through the ice. She added that if someone does fall through the ice, residents are warned not to try to save them, but to call 911. “One can never tell the true depth or the thickness of the ice by the colour on the surface,” she said. The message, Baker added, is an important one for parents and

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Gillian Baker, Canadian Red Cross Society and Ottawa paramedic André Mollema urge Ottawa residents to stay safe this spring and stay away from local waterways. The two alongside Ottawa Police Services, Ottawa Public Health and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario offered safety tips and outlined the dangers of thin ice at New Edinburgh Park on March 4. dog owners who use city parks that boarder a waterway. Const. Alana Fong offered safety tips in case a person were to fall

through the ice, noting the one-10one rule. • The cold shock of falling in the

water will pass after one minute, at which point the victim must calm themselves down and slow their breathing • The victim will have about 10 minutes of meaningful movement before they begin to lose muscle control. During this time, the victim should try to get horizontal in the water and kick and push as much as possible. • The victim will have one hour before hyperthermia sets in, depending on the type of clothing worn. “Try to work towards the spot where you fell in, and move into the best position to pull yourself up or out,” Fong said. The coalition also warns pet owners to keep their dogs on a leash near the rivers or ponds. The Ottawa Drowning Prevention Coalition was created in 2003 to help prevent incidents of drowning, neardrowning and other water-related injuries in Ottawa. Members of Ottawa Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, Ottawa Public Health, Ottawa police, paramedics and fire services, the Lifesaving Society, Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa, the Canadian Red Cross, Dovercourt Recreation Centre and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario make up the coalition.

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fter a winter of significant snowfall, everyone needs to take extra care around the waterways of the capital region this spring. According to the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, the snowpack in the area is at the second-highest level recorded since measurements began in 1974, posing a significant risk to low-lying areas in the watershed. If we get significant rainfall this spring, that will only increase the flooding risk. The conservation authority indicates a flood risk is not imminent, but the conditions are ripe for there to be a significant threat as temperatures rise. Residents living in traditionally flood-prone areas are advised to watch for flood warnings that could be potentially issued by the conservation authority. This flood risk is borne not just by those who live near rivers and lakes in the area, but also by those who enjoy spending recreational time in city parks and other riverside areas. Especially at risk are children and pets, who could easily stray too close to high water and be pulled under by swift currents. This means parents need to explain the dangers to their children and keep them away from moving water. Dog owners likewise should keep their pets on a leash whenever they are near rivers

or ponds. Children and pets are also prone to venturing out on the rapidly thinning ice. Recently the Ottawa Drowning Prevention Coalition warned about the risks of thin ice, reminding residents that â&#x20AC;&#x153;one can never tell the true depth or the thickness of the ice by the colour on the surface.â&#x20AC;? The best advice is to simply stay off the ice. Emergency services responded to more than 75 ice and waterway related calls last spring, and two people drowned after falling through the ice, according to the coalition. With the increased flooding risk this spring, these numbers will only increase if people fail to remain wary of the dangers. These tragedies are something no one wants to experience and it falls to all of us to stay safe near waterways this spring. Several authorities have made clear the risks presented by high river levels and thinning ice, it is now our responsibility to ensure everyone heeds those warnings. The last thing a parent, sibling, friend or pet owner wants to do is lose a loved one. Stay aware of the risks, heed the warnings and stay away from area rivers, ponds and lakes until the threat has passed.

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An extremely common travel disorder, although not publicized much, is called Interstate affective disorder (IAD) which punishes those who travel by car. Those afflicted with IAD lose their ability to recognize whether they are in the restaurant they were in yesterday, the one they are in right now or the one they will be in tomorrow. They also lose the ability to distinguish one U.S. state from another, coming to believe that the entire nation consists of groupings of chain restaurants, hotels and gas stations scattered around an interstate interchange. Sad, is what it is.

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Sometimes its best to let kids play Capital Muse For one thing, it can mitigate bullying. In natural play areas – unlike on play structures – researchers have noted in numerous studies that social hierarchies diminish. In nature, kids are more collaborative, creative and even shy kids assume leadership positions once in a while. Exposure to nature can improve their school work. Kids that spend time in nature are more attentive and do better on tests. Even just having a plant on a kid’s desk can make a difference. It will make them healthier in every way. Kids who are allowed to just play, rather than forced into structured activities, are more physically fit, less likely to experience symptoms of attention disorders and have overall less anxiety. I know there will be people reading this who say, “but my child thrives in a structured environment. Why should I deny her the opportunity?” I would say that you and your child are victims of modern thinking, like me and everyone else. But take a moment and calculate

CYRIL LEEDER RECEIVES DIAMOND JUBILEE MEDAL I would like to congratulate Cyril Leeder, President of the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club for receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Mr. Leeder participates in a number of community initiatives including being the founder of the Bell Capital Cup and an active member of the Sens Foundation and Ottawa Community Ice Partnership. He works closely with the City of Ottawa to provide non-profit opportunities for youth and local charities. Once again, congratulations to Mr. Leeder for this well deserved recognition.

THANK YOU TO OUTDOOR RINK VOLUNTEERS I would like to take this opportunity to thank ALL winter outdoor rink volunteers in the City of Ottawa for their time and dedication in maintaining community rink facilities over the winter season. In particular, I would like to thank the rink captains and coordinators in Riverside South and Findlay Creek for the extra time they put into the outdoor rink maintenance to ensure the enjoyment of all members of the community. I was pleased to meet and greet with some of the volunteers recently at the City’s volunteer appreciation breakfast. If you are interested in assisting with the local ice rink maintenance and operations in Findlay Creek and Riverside South, please contact my office.

TIME FOR SPRING AND SUMMER RECREATION PROGRAMS I encourage residents to take advantage of the many classes the City of Ottawa has to offer in the 2013 Spring-Summer Recreation eGuide. From boot camps to sports, drawing to pottery, and aquafitness to yoga, there are a variety of classes that will keep you active, creative and healthy. Water fun, sports, arts and specialty day camps offer kid-sized adventures all summer long. With camps across the city, children of all ages have a variety of program and camp options to choose from. Please browse the Recreation eGuide for new recreation and culture experiences at ottawa.ca/recreationguide.

AROUND THE CITY OF OTTAWA On behalf of Mayor Watson, I was pleased to attend the International Talent Acquisition Centre’s (In-TAC) 4th Annual Gala. In-TAC aims to connect Canadian small and medium enterprises with skilled international talent to help businesses diversify their employee base, expand their markets and compete globally. In-TAC offers small and medium enterprises a variety of exceptional staffing support services and business solutions. The City of Ottawa recognizes the importance of diversifying its workforce and was recently recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. The City of Ottawa is fortunate to have a vibrant, multicultural community, which boasts a significant number of internationally educated professionals.

NEW TINY HOPPERS LOCATION NOW OPEN IN RIVERSIDE SOUTH I was happy to help open the newest Tiny Hoppers location in the Riverside South community. I am pleased to see the continued progress of the commercial plaza at the corner of Limebank Road and Spratt Road, bringing goods and services to a growing community.

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feel anxious. It seems every kid in the neighbourhood, from as young as two, will at least be playing soccer or going to day camp or doing swimming lessons. What’s wrong with my kid? In his words, “Mom, I just want to play.” Admittedly, he’s been saying this for years, and the poor kid’s not even seven yet. But every year, anxious about his well-being – will he have enough structure? will he learn to be a team player? – I force him into some basketball course or music class to offset what I view as a lack of general structure in our lives. It turns out, however, that structure is pretty much killing our kids. Not only is it making them more anxious, but it’s denying them the opportunity for natural play experiences that are essential to children’s core development, including observation, problem-solving and risk-identification skills. Health scientists have also noticed a severe decline in children’s gross motor abilities over the past 20 years, which they attribute to the predominance of play in man-made parks and on structures, rather than on natural terrain. They’re also not getting as much fitness benefit from indoor gym-time or organized sports as they would left to their own resources in a field, believe it or not. Kids are being pushed into structured activities at much younger ages than ever before – the stress on early education and the necessity of daycare environments means kids spend three-quarters of their day inside, often just sitting around. Even when the kids are thought to be exercising, many are actually sedentary. Up to 60 per cent of kids will stand at a play structure rather than use it. In organized sports, they often spend as much time sitting on the sidelines as they do actually moving. And the science backs this up. To summarize, this generation of “structured” children are more likely to be overweight, anxious and lack creativity than the generations of their parents or grandparents. Believe it or not, just letting the kids play, particularly in natural environments, is about the best thing we can do for our children. Playing in nature has some important connotations for education, society and their health as well.

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Steve Desroches Deputy Mayor Councillor, Gloucester-South Nepean

how many hours per day your child spends in a structured environment – school, daycare, lessons, homework. How many hours a day is she sedentary? How many hours per day is she indoors, regardless of the activity? Most children spend about three-quarters of their days inside. Sadly, just being “contained” with four walls and a ceiling is ruining their eyes because they don’t challenge and stretch themselves to take in long views or investigate microscopic objects. Now think about the last time you just stood in the background while she played in the dirt. Of all the activities noted above, playing in the dirt is the most likely to determine her future success and, more importantly, her happiness. We think, as parents, that kids need structure. We are told that it’s important they learn to follow rules, that they learn to read early. We brag to our friends when our kids write the alphabet at three-years-old. But the reality is, the future leaders are the kids with mud on their hands and the ones climbing trees. They’re the ones who will be innovative. They’re the ones less likely to be a burden on our medical system. They’re the ones who will do well in school and life. They’re the ones who will be happy. They’re the ones we should be emulating.

The City of Ottawa is holding a second Apps4Ottawa contest. I would encourage residents who have innovative ideas for City applications to get involved and share their ideas for the contest. For more information, including contest rules visit www.ottawa.ca.

Please contact me if I can be of assistance. (613) 580-2751 Steve.Desroches@Ottawa.ca www.SteveDesroches.ca www.farhorizons.ca

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City to crack down on derelict vacant properties Laura Mueller laura.mueller@metroland.com

EMC news - Owners of rundown vacant buildings can expect a crackdown from bylaw officials, Mayor Jim Watson said as he took a hardline stance on derelict properties on March 7. “No one wants a rundown building in their neighbourhood,” the mayor said. They detract from the value of neighbouring properties, discourage new businesses from locating nearby and create safety concerns, the mayor said. The crackdown means the city will insist that property owners keep up with the basic maintenance required to keep their properties safe. Until now, the city had only been enforcing minimum standards because staff believed it would encourage property owners to take matters into their own hands. For the most part, that tactic has worked, he said. But not in all cases. Under Ottawa’s current bylaws, the city can force property owners to fix the roof and paint and maintain the building’s facade, repair broken windows, clean up debris and garbage and ensure that protective boards called hoarding are painted and maintained to blend in with the building, “not becoming a mishmash of posters,” Watson said. If the work isn’t done in the required amount of time, the city will send in a contractor do the work and add the cost to the owner’s property tax bill. Watson said the city does that “on a regular basis. According to city staff, the city has invoiced the owners of six derelict properties a total of

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Mayor Jim Watson and Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury discuss changes to how the city deals with derelict properties in front of two examples in Vanier: 84 and 86 Beechwood Ave., owned by the Claude Lauzon Group. $3,886 so far this year, but the city doesn’t track whether those properties were vacant or occupied. The city contracted $130,330 in repairs for 85 properties last year. “These are not unreasonable demands. It’s just common sense for any property owners,” the mayor said. “Show some pride in your city and show some respect to your friends and neighbours.” “It’s a drag on the economic po-

tential of neighbourhoods like this and it’s something that needs to be addressed if we aspire to more,” Hume added. Watson singled out one company in particular – Claude Lauzon Group – which is already taking the city to court in an effort to get permission to tear down a decaying school it owns at the corner of Cumberland and Murray streets in Lowertown. The conflict between the property man-

agement company and the city escalated last week with Lauzon sending letters to councillors Mathieu Fleury and Peter Hume threatening defamation lawsuits for comments made to Le Droit newspaper and the CBC regarding the rundown state of the old school Lauzon Group owns at 287 Cumberland St. “The city will not be intimidated by legal tactics from derelict property owners,” Watson said.

A lawyer for Claude Lauzon Group did not return calls before this newspaper’s deadline. Hume said he doesn’t regret any comments he made. “If anything, the comments that I and Coun. Fleury and others have made have engendered a wider public debate that, at the end of the day, is going to make our city a better place.” Fleury’s ward, Rideau-Vanier, is home to a concentration of rundown buildings, including the school at 287 Cumberland St., so he has taken a particular interest in fixing the issue. “You might own commercial, residential or institutional buildings that are vacant, but from street level, they shouldn’t (look) vacant,” Fleury said. Hume said the issue spans the entire city, and it’s not just about properties that have a heritage designation. “This is an issue that communities face whether you’re on Bank Street in Old Ottawa South or you’re in my community on Faircrest Heights that has a building that was damaged by fire,” Hume said. The city wants to see vibrant, “complete” streets and it’s looking at a number of options to ensure the upkeep of buildings is part of that. On April 18, city staff will present options for addressing derelict buildings at the community and protective services committee. Possible options include denying property owners vacancy discounts on their taxes, requiring a vacancy permit if a building remains unoccupied – something that’s done in Winnipeg, or requiring fire-safety plans.

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Although Hydro Ottawa collects your entire bill payment, we only keep 20% to pay for our distribution charge. The other 80% of your bill goes to various electricity generators, transmitters and regulators. As a local distribution company Hydro Ottawa is just one part of the vast electricity network. Though we do generate some of our own energy using our

To learn more about your bill, check out our Let’s Talk Electricity Fact Book at www.hydroottawa.com/factbook. generating stations at Chaudière Falls, several landfill gas-to-energy sites, and solar panel installations, the majority of the electricity you consume is generated by a mix of hydroelectric, nuclear, fossil-fuelled, biomass and solar electricity stations throughout Ontario. Hydro One transmits the power to us so we can deliver it to your home or business. Our distribution charges help us build and maintain our distribution network, operate our distribution system (including smart meters), and provide customer service and emergency response when needed. Hydro Ottawa’s operating, maintenance and administration costs are consistently below the provincial average.

Distribution Charge to pay Local Distribution Company (paid to Hydro Ottawa) 20.4% Electricity Generation Charge (paid to generators of hydroelectric, nuclear, fossil-fueled, wind, biomass, biogas and solar electricity) 52.0% Debt Retirement Charge to pay the debt of the former Ontario Hydro (paid to Provincial Government) 4.4% Regulatory Charges for administering system and funding programs (paid to Independent Electricity System Operator, Ministry of Energy) 4.1% Transmission Charge (paid to Hydro One) 7.6% Harmonized Sales Tax (paid to federal and provincial governments) 11.5%

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The United Way Ottawa awarded Ashbury College student Bessie Zhang with a Community Builder Award for her volunteering efforts at the Boys and Girls Club. Zhang, a Barrhaven resident, and 49 other community builder award winnersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; names were added to the Scotiabank Wall of Inspiration at city hall on March 7. LAURA MUELLER/METROLAND

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EMC news - Bessie Zhang started volunteering with the Boys and Girls Club when she was 14 years-old. Since first stepping foot in the Britannia clubhouse, Zhang admits she became captivated by the motivated youth at the club, so much so that she started a music program and a summer camp for the children to learn how to play piano, write songs and learn new languages. Now 18, the young Ashbury College student says she would not have traded a moment of her time at the clubhouse with those children. This past year, the United Way Ottawa paid tribute to Zhangâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s volunteering efforts at the Boys and Girls Club by presenting her with a Community Builder Award. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a huge honour,â&#x20AC;? she said. Zhang officially received her award during a school assembly, where she admits she was completely shocked by the news. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do what I do, because I love it,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Volunteering is so unbelievable, I am an only child and going there I have a hundred kids that make me feel like I have brothers and sisters.â&#x20AC;? Zhang was one of 49 people and organizations the United Way presented a Community Award to in 2012. United Wayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Community Builder Award program awards outstanding volunteers, organizations, partnerships, agencies and neighbourhood groups. Those names were added to the Scotiabank Wall of Inspiration at city hall on March 7. A Barrhaven native, Zhang started two programs at the Ottawa west clubhouse, a music program called Time to Shine and a language learning summer camp called Viva la Vida. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What actually drove me to start the programs is being exposed to the kids who are so much like me, but have had such different experiences,â&#x20AC;? Zhang said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I felt it was only natural to give them the opportunities I have.â&#x20AC;? Although Zhang has helped create new opportunities for those children, she credits the clubhouse to helping her grow up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am proud, not so much of the program, but of the kids who are

Her language learning program, she said, also stemmed from wanted to give the youth at the club more opportunities to learn. The summer program offered the children a chance to learn Spanish through playing games and activities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Its funny, even now in the winter, some kids still want to come and talk to me in the languages they have learned,â&#x20AC;? she said.

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choosing to spend their time to learn how to play the piano or learn to write songs,â&#x20AC;? Zhang said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They choose to come and put their minds to it and learn these new talents. I think above all I am proud of the kids.â&#x20AC;? The music program teaches participants how to do things like play the piano or write a song. Even though she has been a piano student since the age of nine, Zhang had experience with song writing, but decided to add it to her program, because of one particular girl. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This young girl was singing a song and it was so pretty,â&#x20AC;? Zhang said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I asked her what the song was and she said she made it up. I realized then that I needed to incorporate songwriting into the program. I wanted to give her the chance to learn how to song write.â&#x20AC;? Zhang said she purchased the book Songwriting for Dummies to teach herself the basics. From there, she said her students and her learned from each other. There are currently 60 young people signed up for her program and each year the group performs concerts at seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; centres in the city.

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Grassroots festival expands this year Michelle Nash michelle.nash@metroland.com

EMC entertainment - Centretown’s Grassroots festival is returning this year and promises to be bursting with free, fun family activities spread across what is now a two-day event. The Grassroots Festival announced its lineup at Pressed Gourmet Sandwich Bar in Centretown on March 6. After a successful inaugural year, organizer Robert Nesbitt decided to expand the festival’s programming to make it a two-day event taking place on April 27-28 at the Legion Hall located at 330 Kent St. “Mark your calendars, you don’t want to miss this event,” he said at the launch. Nesbitt said the incredible support he had with the inaugural event last year provided him with the opportunity to expand the festival. “The success of the festi-

val is due in large part to the volunteers, some 65 of them,” he said. “Everyone associated with the festival is a volunteer, except the performers.” This year Nesbitt said there will be more than 65 volunteers helping with the festival. For music lovers or learners, there is more than 34 hours of free entertainment during the daytime with multiple opportunities to learn a thing or two from some local Ottawa musicians at any of the free workshops and performances during the weekend. In total, there will be 120 musical performances, including a pint-sized choir led by Chris White. “The Sparrows are a group of home-schooled children who wanted to start a choir,” White explained. “One parent called another, and then another, and eventually I was asked to do it.”

“The neat thing is, is that my dad actually ran a children’s choir when I was young, which I was a part of, and now I am teaching these kids who are singing a lot of those same songs,” he said. “It’s a lot of fun.” The choir has 20 members from across the city. White has help from one of the home school parents, who coordinates the group. Six of the Sparrows choir members performed at the launch. The headliners for Saturday night are Wendell Ferguson MICHELLE NASH/METROLAND and Suzie Vinnick, with openAnna Chandler-Marlo, Lindsay Groleau and Caitlyn Gro- ers Ana Miura and Amanda leau sing a few songs for the crowd at Pressed Gourmet Rheaume. Sandwich Bar on March 7. The girls are part of a new On Sunday night the headchildren’s choir, Sparrows who will be performing at the liner is Big Soul Project with Grassroots Festival this April 27-28. opener Andy Rush and the Weekend Choir. Sunday’s White, a local musician who at Algonquin College, said he concert is a fundraiser, to help co-founded the Ottawa Folk jumped at the chance to work raise money for CKCU FM, a Festival and teaches singing with the choir. volunteer-run radio station in

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City of Ottawa recognized as age-friendly World Health Organization designation marks launch of older adult plan Laura Mueller laura.mueller@metroland.com

EMC news - Ottawa marked the launch of its plan for making the city more liveable for seniors by announcing it is now part of the World Health Organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s network of age-friendly cities. The global designation reaffirms the intent of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s older adult plan: to ensure the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s services and infrastructure contribute to healthy aging and a good quality of life for seniors, Mayor Jim Watson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a pivotal moment for our city as we move towards a new way of providing services,â&#x20AC;? Watson said during the March 6 launch event held at the Council on Aging of Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s headquarters in the Diocesan Centre in Alta Vista. In the next 20 years, the number of seniors in Ottawa will double, Watson said. For the first time ever there will be more seniors living in the city than children under the age of five. Sometimes itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to grasp the impact of that, Watson said, so he offered an example. The first time he served as mayor from 1997 to 2000, Watson said he used to get around three or four requests each year to send out certificates congratulating residents on their 100th birthdays. Last year, Watsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office received

27 requests. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That is telling me something,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are on the cusp of a significant demographic shift,â&#x20AC;? agreed Kathy Yach, president of the councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s board. It means the city will have to do things a little differently to serve its aging population. The older adult plan is a framework to look at how the city can â&#x20AC;&#x153;empower and supportâ&#x20AC;? its older residents, Watson said. From lengthening the walk time on pedestrian signals to putting out more yellow boxes of grit for residents to use on sidewalks, there many small and large ways the city can better support seniors, said Bay Coun. Mark Taylor, chairman of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s community and protective services committee. Taylor also highlighted a new city initiative â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Older Adult Activity Guide, which is published on ottawa. ca and in hard copy. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a compendium of all recreational services and programs the city offers for older residents and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something people asked for during consultations on the older adult plan, Taylor said. As a capital city, Ottawa has a unique position to take on a leadership role and provide an example for other municipalities on how to become age friendly, Yach said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s build a community that re-

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EMC news - When Maya Chikaishi first moved to Ottawa 14 years ago, she immediately felt like it would be her new home. Having made the 15,000kilometre journey from Japan to Ottawa to learn English and expand her career prospects, Chikaishi went to Carleton University. As she approached approaching graduation, the young woman admitted her lack of Canadian work experience would make it hard for her to find a job, but Ottawa software firm Kivuto gave her an interview and eventually the chance she was looking for. Now a director with the firm, she said she is proud to still call Ottawa her home. Kivuto and Chikaishi were honoured on March 6 for employer excellence at the 2013 Employer Council of Champions Summit, organized by the local organization Hire Immigrants Ottawa. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m honoured and pleased to be part of this company and to receive this award,â&#x20AC;? Chikaishi said. The event took place at the

National Arts Centre as part of a two-day summit to help promote diverse workplaces. Henry Akanko, the director of Hire Immigrants Ottawa, said the awards handed out at the summit are a way to encourage more employers to consider hiring recent immigrants. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The value is to raise the profile of why itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to have diverse workplaces,â&#x20AC;? Akanko said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These awards help us tell successful stories to organizations who may be thinking of expanding.â&#x20AC;? The second recipient of the award was Bridgehead Coffeehouse and Roastery. Tracey Clark, the managing director of Bridgehead, accepted the award. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a nice recognition for the efforts that we are making,â&#x20AC;? she said. Clark added that she feels this award is also something the coffee houseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s employees can celebrate too. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We think diversity is really important,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It came out of us trying to be competitive, but everyday we are learning new things from our employees.â&#x20AC;? For starters, Clark said,

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Maya Chikaishi and her employer, Kivuto were one of two companies awarded for employer excellence at the 2013 Employer Council of Champions Summit on March 6. Chikaishi works as director of customer support at the company, climbing the ladder since she was first hired in 2004. some of the new immigrants the company has hired have proven to be a great influence in the kitchens of her establishments, offering ideas on

new dishes the coffee house could serve. For Chikaishi, working for Kivuto has been life altering. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They have given me one

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Hopewell’s first book fair raises thousands Michelle Nash michelle.nash@metroland.com

EMC news - Hopewell Public School’s recent book fair was a huge success, helping the school get one step closer to raising enough money to renovate its aging library. The first organized fundraiser book fair was held on March 1-2 at Hopewell’s gymnasium. The Hopewell Children’s Book Sale was organized by the school council in an effort to help raise money the school’s library renovations. Jennifer Small, the school

council chairwoman, said the council came up with the idea to holding the book fair earlier this year. The council was hoping to raise $5,000 through the sale and managed to slightly surpass that number. “I found the event was so successful, not just in reaching our fundraising goal, but it was a nice community event,” Small said. The sale raised more than $5,300 for the renovations. Small credited the many parents who volunteered either before or after school to sort and price the donated books. At the start of the book fair,

there were more than 5,000 books up for grabs. By time the sale was over, Small said there were a number of books left over, which the council left for teachers to pick and choose from. Any remaining books will be donated to other schools and pre-schools in the area. Along with some earlier fundraising initiatives, Small said plans to give the library a makeover are moving closer to reality. “The library hasn’t been updated in years, maybe decades,” Small said. “It needs a facelift and it needs to reflect the needs of the students.”

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Curler Alison Kreviazuk, centre, is presented with a plaque and gift from Coun. Scott Moffatt, left, and Mayor Jim Watson during a ceremony at city hall on March 7. They are a young rink, but Homan has already been on the ice for almost 20 years. Craig said he had to get special permission for his daughter to take the ice when she was four years old. “At 12 years old, they beat 20 year olds,” he said. “I always knew there was something special.” Working around full-time jobs, the team still manages to hit the ice every day. “It’s like having two jobs,” Rachel said. She started curling in Navan before moving to Cityview and later the

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Rideau curling club. But it’s been even busier than usual with a frenzy of training, interviews and celebrations since the team got back from Kingston. On March 7, only a few days before they were set to leave for Latvia, they were welcomed by Mayor Jim Watson at city hall, who noted the last Ontario team to win the Canadian championship was in 1996. “We had a bit of a drought, but we were treated to a thrilling final,” he said. “What an amazing feat of winning the Canadian championship. I

find it fascinating to watch, the precision you brought to the sport.” Days earlier the women were invited to Parliament Hill to meet Prime Minister Steven Harper, and the Ottawa Curling Club had planned a March 9 send-off party. “We’re blown away by the support Ottawa has shown us,” Rachel said. “We hope to do you proud in a few days. The world championships will air on TSN, and run from March 16 to 24. Team Canada will play its first game on March 16, taking on Scotland.

Mayor Jim Watson told the team that “regardless of the outcome (at Championships) you’re still champions in our eyes.” But the third on the team, Alison Kreviazuk of Nepean, has a different opinion. “All season we have set high expectations for ourselves,” she says. “Our expectations for the World Championships will be no different.” Kreviazuk began to curl when she was only eight years old. She continued to curl through her high school years at Sir Robert Borden High School in Nepean. And her friends haven’t stopped watching her curl, making the trip to Kingston, Ont. to see her rink win the 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in February. The win has sparked attention from the media and the curling community. But she isn’t letting it get to her head. She is still staying true to her roots back home. “Three of my best friends who I went to high school with came down to Kingston to support me and the team” she says. The victories from earlier in the season have set the team up nicely for success; their confidence going into Championships is just as high now as it was before nationals.

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Perfect strike: Thunder women go 21-0 to win provincial championship Brier Dodge brier.dodge@metroland.com

EMC news - The Algonquin College women’s basketball team stormed through all of Ontario with an 18-0 season record, and another three wins to took them all the way to defeat Fanshawe College in the provincial championship. The three-time provincial champions are now looking to their next goal: to pull an upset from their fourth-seeded ranking and win a na-

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tional championship. “Being undefeated wasn’t one of our goals that we wrote out, but it was something we knew we had to do to establish ourselves at the national level,” said team co-captain Abeer Farhat, a second-year police foundations student. The Algonquin team has several

The women’s Algonquin College Thunder basketball team went 18-0 in the regular season and with three more wins in the post-season, locked up the Ontario College Athletic Association gold medal. The team will now move on to national championships, held in Truro, N.S. at the Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus from March 14 to 16. fourth-year players and veterans who have been to the national championships before. “The last couple years we’ve gone

in as kind of a lower seed,” said head coach John MacInnis. “With this team we have this year and how we’ve done, we’re right up there.”

MacInnis credits the team’s overall vision and goal-setting from the start of the year for the successful season.

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EMC news â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Online surveys? Twitter? Old-fashioned community meetings? The city wants to know how youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to be engaged in municipal issues. The city has never really updated its policy on how it consults with individuals and groups, said the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s general manager of community and social services, Aaron Burry. The public consultation strategy was put together in 2004 after amalgamation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a lot of work done to put that into practice or look at how we were going to do this,â&#x20AC;? Burry said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Given everything thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s changed in terms of how our world works.â&#x20AC;? And now, technology and social media are changing the way people engage with the city. The consultation will look at how the city might be able to take advantage of those opportuni-

ties when it asks for feedback on different municipal issues and proposals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Going back 10 or 12 years ago at amalgamation, consultations were â&#x20AC;Ś at four locations in the city â&#x20AC;&#x201C; east, west, south and one open house â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and that was consultation,â&#x20AC;? Burry said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think we are moving beyond that and approaching it by trying different things.â&#x20AC;? The city wants to look at everything from the very beginning of the process, including what the city is hoping to achieve through consultations, how it lets residents know consultations are happening and how different city departments can use the various forms of consultations that this process will outline. Engaging the â&#x20AC;&#x153;silent majorityâ&#x20AC;? will be a big part of it, Burry said. Online engagement is part of that, but co-ordinating with community groups like the City

for All Women Initiative helps, too. Initiative volunteers can follow the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s consultation model and organize a smaller event that attracts residents who may not normally come out to a city-organized meeting, especially if the session can be offered in another language. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen in some of those consultations a much broader and a much stronger response that covers all areas. Not just the usual suspects,â&#x20AC;? he said. Helping people understand when and how their feedback will make an impact will also be part of the process, Burry said. For instance, some people come to city committee meetings and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand their speaking time will be limited to five minutes, or that they cannot ask questions to committee members. Ensuring residents have the info to make their participation meaningful is a priority, Burry said.

Consultations â&#x20AC;˘ March 25, 7 to 9 p.m., Colonel By Room at city hall, 110 Laurier Ave. W. â&#x20AC;˘ April 3, 7 to 9 p.m., OrlĂŠans Client Service Centre (Room 340), 255 Centrum Boul. â&#x20AC;˘ April 10, 7 to 9 p.m., John G. Mlacak Community Centre (Hall D), 2500 Campeau Dr., Kanata â&#x20AC;˘ April 16, 7 to 9 p.m., Walter Baker Sports Centre food court, 100 Malvern Dr., Nepean

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EMC news - Hélène Campbell’s life would have been cut short if it wasn’t for the generosity of an organ donor. The double-lung transplant recipient was the keynote speaker at the annual International Women’s Day breakfast hosted by Gloucester-Southgate Coun. Diane Deans on March 8. “I can’t believe how much has happened since I received my lungs. I am now able to dance and breathe well,” Campbell said. Over the last two years, Campbell has shared her personal journey as an organ recipient with the public and has brought international awareness to the cause. “My experience was an eye opening,” she said. “When you speak out about something when you are actually suffering, people have the time to listen.” Deans said she invited Campbell with hopes that her message will inspire people to give the ultimate gift of life. “It was a great opportunity for us to hear about her incredible journey,” she said. For 17 years, Gloucester-Southgate Deans has hosted the International Women’s Day annual breakfast. “International Women’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the accomplish-

ments women have made both globally and locally,” said Deans. “On this day, we recognize the impact that women have on the issues affecting our communities, as well as the important role they play in improving the lives of all. Campbell shot to fame when she successfully campaigned to get Justin Bieber to tweet in support of organ donation awareness. She said the campaign helped her get a second shot to life. “Honestly, it is just remarkable the chance I received and I am so grateful to the donor and that family,” she said. Campbell said she was humbled by the legacy left by the family that offered t donate their loved one’s lungs to her. “Being an organ donor they know they are not getting anything back by giving their loved one’s organ, except they feel better knowing that someone else can breathe easier,” said Campbell. “I am breathing easier because of that person and I am so grateful for the gift I have.” Deans said Campbell’s presence, her passion and her vitality for life are infectious and would lead her to new heights. “I can’t think of a better way to showcase the strength and courage that a woman can embody than through our guest speaker,” said Deans.

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EMC sports - The Carleton Ravens menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team achieved an unprecedented accomplishment by winning their record-breaking ninth championship after an impressive 9242 victory over the Lakehead Thunderwolves on March 10. The Ravens entered the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Final 8 with eight championship rings along with the University of Victoria but that changed after the Vikes were eliminated. From the start of the game the Ravens seemed to be on mission to enter the history books. Dave Smart, Carleton head coach said he was thrilled by how his team defended. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think we had some struggles offensively, but defensively and rebounding-wise I think they battled against different types of opponents,â&#x20AC;? said Smart. Rowdy Ravens fans waved thundersticks as they struggled to take pictures and have a glimpse of the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stars as they were crowned champions at the Scotiabank Place. The 50-point winning margin doubled the existing record for the final. In 1964 Windsor defeated UBC 94-70. Ravens forward and tournament MVP Thomas Scrubb was the top scorer in the final with 17 points and eight rebounds. Four other Ravens, Philip Scrubb, Springer-Williams, Tyson Hinz, and Dan Penner, hit double digit points too. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am just happy that team won,â&#x20AC;? he said Thomas, adding that he played hard and did whatever he could to help his team win. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a long year,â&#x20AC;? hesaid. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It feels great to finish it off with a win, especially being at home in front of the home crowd, it really makes it a lot better.â&#x20AC;? The Ravens, ran up a 13-point lead before the Thunderwolves could get on the score board. Third-year Ravens guard Philip Scrubb said the team never expected to win by that much. Philip finished with 15 points on the night, two behind his brother Thomas. Lakehead coach Scott Morrison hailed his players including guard Greg Carter who he said played despite dislocating his arm. In the end, the Thunderwolves could do little more than listen to the accolades showered on the victors and grieve quietly over not winning the crown they had so dearly wished to take north. Earlier, the bronze medal game between Ottawa and Acadia was decided in overtime with the Gee-Gees coming out on top 92-85. With files from Torstar News Service


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nounced there would be no more sheep in the house. Then there was old Harry With The Heaves, as he was called. Harry was a dark brown horse with a questionable ancestry. He was very old and had what we called a sway-back. Emerson said you could lay a bale of hay in the middle of his back. He wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t much good for working, but like all the other misďŹ ts that came into being on the farm, I loved old Harry With The Heaves with a deep passion. With the least exertion old Harry would heave like he was taking his last breath, so he was never put to work. He mainly sought a cool place in the summer, with his head almost touching the ground and standing perfectly still, and in the winter stayed in the warmth of the barn. Sometimes I would hitch him up to the cutter and take a few cuts around the barnyard. But they were few indeed, because within minutes he was heaving like his time had come. I would unhitch him, use the currycomb on him, make sure he had water to drink and a patch of hay to chew on, and hug his neck and tell him how much I loved him. I was sure he knew what I was saying. Now, a horse with the

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Eggs with asparagus a good source of fibre EMC lifestyle - It’s a sure sign of spring when the first bunches of Canadian asparagus appear at the neighbourhood market. Local produce is the freshest you can buy and is always a healthy, nutritious choice. Adding freshly picked, locally grown asparagus into your breakfast or brunch is a simple, unexpected way to energize your body with essential vitamins and minerals and start the day off right. Fibre is also an essential nutrient and a vital part of healthy eating. Did you know that one slice of bread contains as much fibre as one cup of asparagus? Sufficient fibre helps you maintain a healthy weight as it keeps you feeling full longer without adding extra calories. This eggs Benedict recipe, with asparagus and whole grains, is high in fibre and uses fresh, locally grown produce has everything you want to get you going in the morning. Prep time: 30 minutes. Total time: 35 minutes. Serves six. INGREDIENTS

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EMC news - Canada has lost a national icon. The Ottawa Valley has lost a grateful friend. Stompinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Tom Connors, the plywood-thumping, chain-smoking singer-songwriter whose music struck a distinctly Canadian chord, died March 6 at his Halton Hills, Ont. home. He was 77 years old. Immediately upon word of Connorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; death, reported to be from natural causes, tributes began piling up via traditional media and social media platforms, All last week, that trend continued and intensiďŹ ed. It seems every region in the country can claim a connection to Stompinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Tom. He was born in New Brunswick and spent his formative years in Skinnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pond, P.E.I. before taking to the road. The Ottawa Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s connection starts in 1967 with his ďŹ rst hit, Big Joe Mufferaw, that mentions towns from Renfrew and Arnprior to Kemptville and beyond. Lyle Dillabough recalls the time Stompinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Tom helped save the former Mississippi Hotel in Carleton Place from demolition in 1990. Dillabough penned a letter asking for his support.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tom made a plea to the public to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Save the Grand Ole Lady,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Dillabough recalls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In 1990 Tom was still quite a bit in his reclusive period so when he made that public statement the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s media went into a bit of a frenzy. And that had everything to do with why the Grand Ole Lady still stands at the corner of Bridge Street and Lake Avenue in Carleton Place today.â&#x20AC;? It was in Peterborough that Connorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; trademark habit of stomping the heel of his left boot to keep rhythm earned him the nickname â&#x20AC;&#x153;that stompinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; guyâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stomper.â&#x20AC;? However, the name Stompinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Tom Connors was ďŹ rst coined when Boyd MacDonald, a waiter at the King George Tavern in Peterborough, introduced him as such on stage. The name stuck as Connors went on to produce a bevy of hit songs, including Bud The Spud, Sudbury Saturday Night, The Bug Song and, of course, The Hockey Song, the ultimate music tribute to Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game. In past interviews, former hockey superstar Bobby Orr has said that for all the many honours he received for his on-ice excellence, being referenced in that songâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lyrics â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Someone roars, Bobby scoresâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; tops the list.

No one knows that better than Brian Edwards, whose Peterboroughbased Rocklands Talent and Management Inc. ďŹ rst promoted Connors in the late 1980s, reviving his music career after a lengthy hiatus. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He stood up for every Canadian through his music, his words and his actions,â&#x20AC;? notes Edwards regarding what has prompted the outpouring of condolences. Edwards planned the March 13 memorial, noting he and Connors discussed such an event in advance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we looked at a venue, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Toronto, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Charlottetown where he grew up, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Saint John where he was born but it kept coming back to Peterborough. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget the support shown him in the early years and since. When he started hearing from others about Peterborough, he made up his mind he wanted it here.â&#x20AC;? Among the conďŹ rmed speakers, besides himself, were former Canadiens goalkeeper and national politician Ken Dryden, former governor-general Adrienne Clarkson and former BMI Records executive Dean Cameron. There was also a live music component and videos highlighting Connorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; career.

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It was just before 5 p.m. Wednesday that Edwards was notiďŹ ed of Connorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; passing by one of his four children. The singer is also survived by wife Lena. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew it was coming. Tom and I had talked the past few weeks,â&#x20AC;? says Edwards. LAST WORDS

On the evening of March 6, the family of Stompinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Tom Connors released the following statement penned by Connors: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hello friends. I want all my fans, past, present or future, to know that without you, there would have not been any Stompinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Tom.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a long, hard, bumpy road but this great country kept me inspired with its beauty, character and spirit, driving me to keep marching on, and devoted to sing about its people and places that make Canada the greatest country in the world. I must now pass the torch to all of you to help keep the Maple Leaf ďŹ&#x201A;ying high, and be the patriot Canada needs now and in the future.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I humbly thank you all, one last time, for allowing me in your homes. I hope I continue to bring a little bit of cheer into your lives from the work I have done.â&#x20AC;? With files from Peterborough This Week

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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, E-mail: nepean@metroland.com

Heritage Ottawa Free Public Lecture - Rediscovering Lowertown. at 7 p.m. at the Ottawa Public Library Auditorium 120 Metcalfe St., corner of Laurier Ave. W. Questions are welcome in either official language. Info: info@heritageottawa.org or 613-230-8841 or visit www.heritageottawa.org.

March 21 IODE Walter Baker Chapter will meet at 1 p.m at 453 Parkdale Ave. Women of all ages are invited to attend and learn about volunteer work. For more information, please visit iodewalterbaker.weebly.com or call Alia at 613-864-6779.

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Interested in gardening? Join the Nepean Horticultural Society at 7:30 p.m. for guest speaker Mary Reid, owner of Green Thumb Garden Centre.

She will speak about Down to Earth in the Garden, at City View United Church, 6 Epworth Ave. Everyone welcome. Non-members are $4. Light refreshments. Information at 613-224-7184.

March 22 High school students considering studying industrial design at university should hear Carleton University masters student Al na Iouguina speaking on bio design by design at 7:30 p.m. Discovery Café is a series of public lectures on the last Friday of the month sponsored by Blackburn Hamlet Community Church, 2598 Innes Rd. Coffee/tea/desserts are provided. Visit www. blackburnhamletcommunitychurch.ca for info.

March 23

Barrhaven Family Resource Centre’s children’s used toy, equipment and clothing sale, from 9 a.m. to noon at Jean Robert Gauthier school, 651 Chapman Mills Dr. Cash sales only.

March 26

Over 20 different organizations, businesses and camps all dedicated to the special needs community will be under the same roof from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jim Durrell Arena, 1265 Walkley Rd. Free admission. Contact:Christina McCormick at 613-580-2424, ext. 29291.

Judy Joannou Designs presents her spring 2013 collection at a fashion show at Bells Corners United Church, 3955 Old Richmond Rd. starting with pre-show shopping at 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by Ottawa Home Economics Association as a scholarship fundraiser, tickets are $20 each and can be ordered by contacting E. Boynton at 613-828-3820 or eboynton@rogers.com.

March 23 to April 27

March 28

The Bell Warriors Football Club hosts winter workouts for boys and girls ages eight through 14 at the OZ Dome every Saturday afternoon from March 23 to April 27th. Go to www.bellwarriors.ca for more

The Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club luncheon will be held at 12:30 p.m., in the ballroom of the Fairmont Chateau Laurier. The guest speaker will be Ottawa police Chief Charles Bordeleau. For tickets call Monique Bertrand at 613-737-6075 or visit www. owcc.ca.

Shine a Light on our Youth! Saturday, April 20,2013 6:00 pm to 12:00 am

Through April 17

Through May 13

If you have recently lost a partner, you may find cooking for one as an adjustment. The easy, delicious, and healthy recipes demonstrated in Mike’s Kitchen will help you get back to taking care of yourself. The group will meet weekly from March 6 to April 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church, 2112 Bel-Air Dr.. Call 613-224-0526 to register.

Know a teen with a passion for writing? Get them to join, Write On!, the Nepean Centrepointe library branch writing club for teens from 5 to 6 p.m. Drop-in event. Ages 12 and up. For more information call 613-580-2424, ext. 41470. Mondays once a month: Feb. 11, March 11, April 8, May 13.

April 20 Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind and Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation host a truckload sale of pre-ordered rain barrels on Saturday, April 20th at Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, 4120 Rideau Valley Dr. N., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rain barrels must be ordered in advance for $55 each and funds raised will support both organizations. All orders must be placed online in advance at www.rainbarrel. ca/guidedogs or by calling 613-692-7777.

Mondays The Ottawa Pub Dart League plays from October to April at various venues in the city. If you are interested in joining or venue sponsorship, please visit www.theopdl.ca. Discover the unique thrill of singing four-part harmony with a group of fun-loving women who enjoy making music together. Regular rehearsals on Monday nights from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Orléans United Church, 1111 Orléans Blvd. For information call Muriel Gidley at 613-5900260 or visit www.bytownbeat.com.

RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

You are invited to an important FREE educational workshop:

10 Strategies to Pay Less Tax in Retirement

Centurion Conference and Event Centre 170 Colonnade Road

Learn how to reduce taxes and enjoy more of your own money.

In Support of NROCRC’s Youth Programming

Thursday, March 28, 2013 | 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Ruth E. Dickinson (Barrhaven) branch Ottawa Public Library

Live and Silent Aucon with Boom 99.7’s Kim Sullivan

Dinner *Entertainment* Dancing to Live Music

Tickets: $65.00

Call NROCRC at 613-596-5626

Or purchase ckets online at hp://shinealightonouryouth.eventbright.com Our Community’s most vulnerable are everybody’s business. By helping NROCRC help others we all benefit. 42

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